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Reduce trade gap with China

Reduce trade gap with China
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has instructed the commerce minister to implement a number of effective initiatives to reduce the trade gap between Bangladesh and China. The PMO took this decision in a meeting on 'Implementation of agreement, and memorandum of understanding signed between China during visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Bangladesh in October 2016’, held recently at the PMO. The PMO asked the commerce ministry to continue efforts for inclusion of Bangladeshi products in the duty-free and quota-free lists for the Chinese market. The PMO also instructed the ministry to send a proposal for a fashion design institute in Bangladesh, based on the Chinese model, with a view to boosting exports of ready made garment…

Comilla’s mouth-watering roshomalai could be country’s next GI

Comilla’s mouth-watering roshomalai could be country’s next GI

The first thing that pops up in every Bangladeshi’s mind upon hearing the name Comilla is ‘roshomalai’, which is one of the most popular sweetmeat items of the country. Being a pride for Comilla as well as Bangladesh, the wholesome item’s appeal has won hearts far and wide, reports…
Collapse of big trees on DU campus raises concern

Collapse of big trees on DU campus raises concern

Students of Dhaka University (DU) have expressed concern over the falling of old trees. Owing to several natural and man-made causes, trees as old as time, silent bystanders of the glorious history and enhancing the beauty of the university campus, have started falling. A 50-year-old mango tree collapsed…
Barcelona tragedy

Barcelona tragedy

We strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Spain which once again revealed the brutal face of terrorism, a threat to not only Spain but the all humanity. This is the height of the tourist season in Spain and at one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions — the historic Las Ramblas…
Upholding rice husks potential for 
environmental security

Upholding rice husks potential for environmental security

Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries in the world. In our country, population heaviness has imposed relentless strain on non-renewable and conventional energy resources like fossil fuel (coal, petroleum, natural gas) and mineral resources − iron, copper, lead etc. The increasing…
Tk 1725cr project on the cards

Tk 1725cr project on the cards

The Railways Ministry has initiated a move to convert the Parbatipur-Kownia railway track into a dual gauge one with Indian 2nd Line of Credit (LoC) to boost connectivity between Bangladesh and India, reports UNB. The ministry has sent a draft project proposal titled ‘Converting Parbatipur-Kownia…
Fourth suspect arrested over Spain twin attacks

Fourth suspect arrested over Spain twin attacks

A fourth suspect was arrested yesterday over twin attacks in Spain that saw vehicles plough into pedestrians in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, killing 14 and injuring over 100, police said, reports AFP . “A fourth person has been detained in relation with the events that have…
Swapnadal brings mono-drama 
‘Helen Keller’ on stage today

Swapnadal brings mono-drama ‘Helen Keller’ on stage today

Swapnadal will bring their latest mono-drama ‘Helen Keller’ on stage at the Studio Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital today, as a part of the three-day ‘Natyacharya Selim Al Deen Birth Anniversary Festival 2017’ to celebrate…
Bangladesh squad to be named today

Bangladesh squad to be named today

Bangladesh held their last match-condition practice at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) yesterday to target some players again before the announcement of the final squad for the tour-opening Test. The squad for the first Test against the top-flight Australia will be formally announced…
Erosion eats away charms of Kuakata

Erosion eats away charms of Kuakata

The tourist hub of Kuakata, famous for its white sandy beach offering a full view of the sunrise and sunset, is slowly falling prey to erosion by the sea. And the abnormal tides triggered by the current monsoon have aggravated the problem. Several vendors plying their trade on the beach complained that…
Improper development killing Himalayan rivers, says IFC

Improper development killing Himalayan rivers, says IFC

The International Farakka Committee (IFC), a New York-based water rights group, yesterday called to keep the common Himalayan rivers alive through basin-wide integrated management. This could be achieved through the regional cooperation between the people of all the riparian countries, it added. All…
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